As you may know, many users attempting to install or update Brave on their machine have had Kaspersky flag it as “malicious or harmful content”. We first received reports of this all the way back in September when we opened our Beta channel to the public.
We have been in contact with Kaspersky for quite some time. Correspondence has taken a while and we apologize for the wait and inconvenience. However, we were recently notified by Kaspersky that they’ve scanned all the necessary binaries and cleared Brave as “safe”.
Users should already begin to see this change reflected and Brave should no longer be flagged by Kaspersky AV when downloaded, installed or updated.
The fix should apply to any and all release channels/binaries available on our GitHub. While it looks like this long-standing issue is coming to a close, it’s very important you notify us should Kaspersky block your Brave install.
If you find that this is the case for you, please reply to this thread and include:
- What action triggered Kaspersky (were you downloading Brave, updating, installing different build, etc)
- Your Operating System
- Brave version (Channel/build [Release, Beta, Developer] and version number)
- Any error messages or logs displayed (screenshots would be ideal if possible)
Note: Please only reply to this thread if you’re still encountering the issue. It’s purpose is to announce the fix and track anyone who may still be encountering it. Posts about anything else - even if related to Kaspersky - will be removed. If you have a related issue you’d like to bring up, please create a new topic or message me directly (@Mattches)
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